Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis)
The Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is currently in its magnificent full bloom at Rouse Hill House & Farm. This erect scrambling evergreen shrub has been widely planted on the property, in particularly along the arbour path. A native of South Africa, this hardy plant was widely used in ornamental garden situations and also provided dense stock hedging. Though be warned this exotic can become invasive along coastal areas if uncontrolled.